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Whitmore, DT de Jamaica, busca más fluidez en ataque contra Estados Unidos
Theodore Whitmore, entrenador de Jamaica en un partido por la Copa Oro 2019 de la Concacaf.
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee – El entrenador de Jamaica Theodore Whitmore y el delantero Peterlee Vassell hablaron con la prensa dentro del Nissan Stadium en Nashville el martes por la noche, en el marco de la preparación del equipo para su partido contra los Estados Unidos por la semifinal de la Copa Oro 2019 el miércoles por la noche.

En este sentido, a Whitmore le preguntaron qué consideraría que podría conservar de la victoria de Jamaica sobre Estados Unidos en un amistoso hace menos de un mes.

“Estamos disputando un torneo de gran importancia como la Copa Oro”, dijo el entrenador. “No creo que el amistoso que jugamos contra Estados Unidos signifique algo. Son dos partidos distintos. No podemos utilizar nuestro amistoso contra ellos para juzgar nuestro desempeño o lo que querramos lograr en el juego de mañana”.

Por otra parte, Vassell, el joven de 21 años que está en su primera temporada en el Los Ángeles FC de la MLS, habló sobre el significado personal que tiene jugar su primera Copa Oro.

“Es una experiencia enorme para mí”, dijo Vassell. “Jugar al máximo nivel del fútbol jamaiquino y jugar contra tantos jugadores excepcionales es una experiencia maravillosa para mí”.

Vassell realizó su debut en la Copa Oro durante una noche histórica para Jamaica, pues fue en la primera ocasión en la que eran los anfitriones de un partido de esta copa, el triunfo 3-2 sobre Honduras en el National Stadium de Kingston.

Desde ese primer partido, Jamaica ha anotado tan solo un gol no proveniente de la pelota parada. En este sentido, Whitmore habló sobre lo que considera que podría ser clave para que su ataque vuelva a su máximo nivel.

“Debemos preocuparnos por el centro del terreno”, dijo Whitmore. “Esa es nuestra mayor preocupación para que el ataque sea más fluido y exista una conexión entre la defensa hacia el medio y hacia el sector ofensivo del terreno de juego”.

La semifinal entre Jamaica y Estados Unidos se llevará a cabo a las 9:30 ET el miércoles por la noche.

 
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